Why Tooth Loss Can Lead To Problems With Your Jaw

Obviously, tooth loss will create problems with your appearance. People who are missing teeth may smile less, and even change the way they speak in order to cover up absences. For many, this will be enough to justify taking action through the placement of a dental prosthetic. However, it would be wrong to assume that tooth loss only affects how you look. You can also struggle to bite and chew comfortably. Over time, you may experience problems with your jaw. Your compromised bite could lead to TMJ issues, which can hurt your quality of life. You can also begin to lose mass in your jawbone. To improve your smile, and protect your jaw, your dentist can talk to you about using dental implants to support the appropriate prosthetic.

Using Implants Will Allow You To Stop Jawbone Resorption

Jawbone resorption refers to a loss of mass in your jawbone, a problem that will develop if you leave tooth loss unaddressed. Because the roots of your teeth are necessary for keeping your jaw stimulated, and for ensuring proper blood flow, their absence means your oral health will suffer. Dental implants offer you a chance to fix this, because they can actually stimulate your jawbone, to return proper blood flow.

Other Benefits To Implant-Supported Dental Prosthetics

Implant-supported prosthetics are stable enough to be used in biting and chewing tasks. That means in addition to feeling more confident in your smile, you can feel more confident during meals. The presence of implants can actually stop future movement of remaining teeth, as they will occupy space near neighboring roots, and keep them from shifting.

Talk To Pacific Hills Dental About How Dental Implants Can Benefit You

At Pacific Hills Dental, you can look forward to excellent prosthetic support when you have implants put in place. In addition to restoring your smile, you can return to a more natural dental function, and raise your overall quality of life. To schedule an appointment for yourself or for a family member, call our Omaha, NE, dental office today at (402)330-2243. We are proud to treat patients in Omaha, NE, as well as all surrounding areas, including Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, and Millard.